Quantcast
   
Tuesday - November 29, 2022
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

June 5th, 2022
Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

Celebrate the 7th year of this annual June event in the Quad Cities. Museum Week was created to celebrate our region’s museums, their amazing collections, stories, history, and their importance to the QC. The Quad Cities is home to more than 10 museums and each one offers something completely different to appeal to a variety of audiences and ages. During Quad Cities Museum Week, local museums offer discounts, special events/exhibits, or tours, making it the perfect time for families and friends to get out and explore.  Each museum experience is different and unique. Come on out and explore! ... Read More

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces New ‘Middle of Everything’ Illinois Tourism Campaign

April 20th, 2022
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces New ‘Middle of Everything’ Illinois Tourism Campaign

Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), at the Shedd Aquarium to kick off the state’s new tourism campaign, “Middle of Everything,” starring Illinois native, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress, and New York Times best-selling author, Jane Lynch — who is making her directorial debut with the campaign’s new TV ads. The ads will run in 20 markets across Illinois and seven neighboring states and will be seen on cable nationwide. A Spanish-language ad will also air in the Chicago market. To view the ads and other media assets... Read More

Bishop Hill museums, organizations to host Illinois volunteer fair

March 28th, 2022
Bishop Hill museums, organizations to host Illinois volunteer fair

Individuals searching for volunteer opportunities in Bishop Hill can learn what its organizations have to offer by attending a volunteer fair on Saturday, April 2 at Bishop Hill State Historic Site. Representatives from the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association, Bishop Hill State Historic Site and Henry County Museum will be available to answer questions and provide information about volunteering with their respective organizations. Volunteers are needed for such activities as assisting with events, cooking, demonstrating historic crafts, greeting visitors, historic... Read More

Bettendorf High School Planetarium Hosting Spring Shows

March 22nd, 2022
Bettendorf High School Planetarium Hosting Spring Shows

Join Bettendorf High School for the Spring 2022 public shows in the Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium in Bettendorf High School. All shows are free of charge but seating is limited, so please call ahead to make reservations (563)-332-4516 or email Chris Like at clike@bettendorf.k12.ia.us. Masks are highly encouraged for the safety of all guests. Learn more Oasis in Space & Renaissance Tuesday, March 29th – (All Ages) Oasis in Space – This show takes us through the farthest reaches of space to show us just how lucky we are to live on our very own oasis in the vast cosmos. Renaissance... Read More

‘Road to Perdition’ Screening and Author Panel March 22 at The Figge

March 20th, 2022
'Road to Perdition' Screening and Author Panel March 22 at The Figge

Scott Community College, with the generosity of the Figge Art Museum, will host a screening of the award-winning film, Road to Perdition (2002), starring Tom Hanks on March 22, 2022, at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, in Davenport. The film screening will begin at 4 p.m. with the author question and answer panel to follow. Following the film will be an author question and answer panel with Max Allan Collins, author of the graphic novel, Barbara Collins, critically acclaimed author and short story writer, and Matthew Clemens, author and frequent collaborator of Max Allan Collins. This event... Read More

March Museum Madness Month at Karpeles

February 24th, 2022
March Museum Madness Month at Karpeles

Enjoy a great tour of the Karpeles Museum during March Museum Madness Month which will include a detailed description and history of the building which includes walking into the heart of the organ and the main basement area. Admission and tours are all free! Learn more here: https://karpeles.com/ O  Read More

Free Family Day at the Figge February 26

February 24th, 2022
Free Family Day at the Figge February 26

Enjoy FREE admission all day, explore the galleries, and enjoy live art making in the studios with art projects inspired by artist Doris Lee whose exhibition Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee is currently on view. Registration is required and you can sign up for one of the 60 minute sessions (limited to 50 guests per session) at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or noon. Learn more here: https://figgeartmuseum.org/programs-and-events/calendar/event/in-person-free-family-day/484 Sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates, PC  Read More

Quad City Historian Seeking Buddy Holly Photos

February 24th, 2022
Quad City Historian Seeking Buddy Holly Photos

Dear Quad-City Rock ‘n’ Rollers,   I am Buddy Holly historian and researcher on the lookout for any fans out there that possibly attended one of his very last shows at the famous Capitol Theatre in Davenport, IA on January 29th, 1959. Four days later, his plane crashed soon after a show in Clear Lake, IA killing him, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Don McLean immortalized that moment as “The Day The Music Died” in his rock anthem American Pie. This Davenport stop also happens to be the only show where no photos has surfaced from…yet!   Please reach out to me if you, or someone... Read More

AACR Grant Awarded to City of Rock Island, Pearson Consulting and QC PastPort

February 12th, 2022
AACR Grant Awarded to City of Rock Island, Pearson Consulting and QC PastPort

The 20th Century African American Civil Rights (AACR) Grant has been awarded to the City of Rock Island. The City in their application to the National Park Service, named the sub-recipients of this award to Pearson Consulting and QC PastPort. With this award, Pearson Consulting with the help of QC PastPort will develop a series of ten historical markers within the City of Rock Island focused on the Civil Rights movement from 1900-1970. “Our focus is to communicate and educate anyone interested in learning the Quad Cities African-American story. This is a terrific opportunity for the younger generation... Read More

Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

January 22nd, 2022
Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! This past week has been another major one for the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. On Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), Putnam CEO Rachael Mullins attended an exciting announcement from the Friends of MLK, Inc. The Quad Cities non-profit announced Monday that a new $1-million park will be built to honor Dr. King, outside its building... Read More